January 2014

Youth Speaks Competition

January 31, 2014

Congratulations to Bruno, Wiktor and Ethan who represented the school in the Rotary Club Youth Speaks Competition on Thursday 30 January.   Wiktor, our speaker, illuminated us all with ‘A Taste for Polish Culture’, his speech on the culture Polish people have brought to Britain. He was ably supported by Bruno (Chairperson) and Ethan (Vote...

Debating: ESU Round Two

January 31, 2014

Truro School played host to the second round of the prestigious ESU Mace Schools’ Debating Competition this week.   In an exciting and closely contested round, students from four schools across the South West were scheduled to trade arguments and points of information on topics as diverse as what constitutes value in Art and whether...

Kung hei fat choi!

January 31, 2014

This week in Pre-Prep we have had so much fun finding out all about Chinese New Year and The Year of The Horse.   Our celebrations started with a card and gifts from our friend Annabel Liang, who was a pupil with us last year. The children in the Early Years took part in a...

Trennick – ultimate off-road quad biking

January 30, 2014

As another busy week came to an end, it was time for the rugby boys in the house to don their black ties and dinner jackets and head off to the Penventon Hotel in Redruth for the Annual Rugby Dinner. Just reward for the hours of commitment on the pitch and in training. Trennick House...

Max Scoops Trophies at Speech and Drama Festival

January 29, 2014

Max Caddis in Year 4 scooped two trophies at The Saltash Speech and Drama Festival this week, outperforming older pupils from schools across Devon and Cornwall.   After many hours of rehearsal, he performed a set poem: The Donkey by Ted Hughes; and a piece of humorous verse: The Dentist and the Crocodile by Roald...

Headmasters’ Blog – Wednesday 29 January 2014

January 29, 2014

Celebration Assembly was a joy this week. There has been a real upturn in the quality of the pupils’ hymn singing this year as a direct consequence of their weekly practice with Mrs Issaka.   It is not just that they are singing with more confidence, but the children are so obviously getting more enjoyment...

A Gift of Warmth for the U19 Netball Squad

January 29, 2014

Truro School U19 Netball squad were recently gifted with brand new bench jackets for use in the Regional Tournaments.   The squad were runners up in the County Tournament in October 2013 which, once again, ensured they qualified for the Regional Finals in Bournemouth earlier this month.   Both of these tournaments are always played...

Upper Sixth’s Rob is Flying High

January 29, 2014

Rob Trebilcock from the Upper Sixth reached a milestone in his Air Cadet career recently, when he qualified as a Grade 1 gliding instructor.   Cadet Flight Sergeant Rob, of 730 (City of Truro) Squadron Air Training Corps, was thrilled to be able to fly one of the Squadron’s junior cadets, Ben, on his very...

February Fundraising for the Max Levene Trust

January 28, 2014

This year we are selling tickets for the RFU Grand Draw in order to raise funds for the Max Levene Trust. It is the second time we have sold tickets for this worthy cause, which is close to our hearts.   Max was a boarder in Trennick House when he suffered a serious accident playing...

Full of Beans in the Nursery

January 28, 2014

It’s just non- stop action in a nursery P.E. session – and so much fun.   Today the children started with an energetic and dynamic warm up. The challenge was to be a variety of beans; jumping beans, broad beans, balancing beans, chilly beans and my favourite -‘beans on toast’!   They then practised holding...

Catherine Mead Talks Business

January 28, 2014

On Monday 27 January, the Lower Sixth Business Studies class were lucky enough to hear a presentation from local businesswoman, Catherine Mead.   Catherine’s business, Lynher Dairies, manufactures the famous Cornish Yarg cheese at their farm near Ponsanooth.   She spoke about the key decisions which need to be made in a business, particularly in relation...

Interactive Business Workshop with ICAEW

January 28, 2014

On Monday 27 January, the Economics and Business Studies Department welcomed Dave Payne from the Chartered Institute of Accountants (ICAEW).   Mr Payne ran an interactive business game for 30 members of the Sixth Form, where they had the chance to take on the role of a trainee Chartered Accountant, advising a toiletries-based company on...

1st XV Edged out of Cup After Drawn Game

January 28, 2014

On Monday 27 January, Truro School 1st XV entertained visitors Stowe School from Oxfordshire in Round 7 of the NatWest U18 Cup.   Playing for a place in the quarter-final of the competition, the two sides endured difficult conditions on a heavy ground and with frequent wintry showers. Both defences stood firm for the first...

Cricket Summary – Week Beginning 20 January 2014

January 27, 2014

The U15 girls’ indoor cricket team started their county indoor campaign well with three wins against Penryn College, Penair School and Helston.   They played well as a team, supporting each other in the field. There was some great batting and bowling performances, allowing us to gain good solid batting scores. The M.O.M goes to...

Fencing Summary – Week Beginning 20 January 2014

January 27, 2014

Last weekend saw the London International Sabre, which is the domestic leg of the European U17 circuit.   There were over 120 fencers from Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Romania, Belgium, Holland and Switzerland. Josh Maxwell scored the best GB result with a strong 5th place. Will Deary was 13th. Of the younger fencers Jamie and...

Pentreve – waves and river rapids

January 27, 2014

A quiet weekend in the junior boys’ house for a change! The usual round of prep and Sports Centre activities on Friday night, followed by town visits and trying to stay dry on Saturday. In fact, trying to stay dry all of the time! The table tennis table is waiting forlornly in the patio area all...

Netball Summary – Week Beginning 20 January 2014

January 27, 2014

Truro U12B vs Penair U12A – won 4-3 This was a closely contested match. Penair put out their 1st team but the girls matched them in all positions. The surface was slippery and the girls were tentative in their movement but they adjusted well. It was a good squad effort and they deserved the win....

Headmaster’s Blog Monday 27 January 2014

January 27, 2014

Truro School campus was bathed in winter sunshine on Saturday morning as we welcomed pupils from near and far who were coming to sit our Entrance Exams.   Of course it’s natural that there should be some nerves, both for those carrying the pencil cases and those who look after them. We do try to...

Malvern – a super weekend

January 26, 2014

As the winds battered the lovely Cornish city of Truro the girls and I made every attempt to stay inside and in the warm.  Friday night was very much associated for at least some of us with health and fitness.  As we clambered our way up the hill in the wind and rain, trainers and...

Question Time in the Burrell Theatre

January 23, 2014

On Friday 17 January, a number of Sixth Form students took part in what was the second edition of Question Time, in the Burrell Theatre.   Based on the popular BBC show of the same name, panellists Connor Donnithorne, Valeria Duca, Oliver Holdsworth, Christopher Lightfoot and Samantha-Jayne Millington discussed topical issues in front of a...